To report a crime electronically, submit an email to crimetips@mountvernonohio.org
(This address should only be used to report NON Emergency situations, in case of an emergency call 9-1-1)

Activity & Responsibility

The City of Mount Vernon has grown from 6.44 square miles, in 1990, to 8.77 square miles at the end of 1999. This is more than 36% increase. Naturally, the growth impacts the available resources because the expansions are to the outer extremes of the City limits at the time of each annexation.

The Mount Vernon Police Department, while not an all inclusive list, responded to the following activities:

Nature of Activity
2008
2009
2010
2011
2012
Arrests
3,331
2,920
3,143
2,736
2,201
Crash Reports
764
692
713
731
755
Offense Reports
3,449
3,235
3,231
3,287
3,090
Juvenile Charges
526
375
497
381
356

 

The City Administration, and the Mount Vernon Police Department, recognizes that additional staff and new, or modified, strategies will be required to continue the high level of Law Enforcement service to the community. Additional Officers are being considered, as well as the necessary equipment and training, during the budget process.

Requests for Police Records should be directed to: